Monthly Archives: May 2017

Double Project Show

I created this video of my complete project showing a flythrough of my models created in Unreal Engine, augmented reality and Sketchfab VR. I also included clips of the actual seven wonders. I had this video playing on a Mac next to my project so guests walking past would have an idea of my project and have something to look at whilst someone else was viewing my project.

Final Elements Added

The project was almost coming to an end but as I viewed the project realised a few additions and tweaks were required to make it complete.

Added an elaborate entrance to give the feeling of entering a theme park and providing a sense of exhilaration before you entered.

Added entrance gates before each wonder to allow the viewer to know they have left one place and arriving in the other. This is also where the different music was triggered to match each experience.

Added signposts to allow easier navigation for the user.

Added the water fountains into the lake of the Taj Mahal to keep with the realistic theme.

Added a variety of characters as tourists to provide more interest as the viewer is immersed in the experience.

Added more wildlife in the Amazon Forest to provide the viewer with more interesting points to gaze at so they would stop and look rather than zoom through the experience.

Oculus Rift Issue

Initially when I tested the Oculus it would not connect to Unreal Engine.

Finally working after getting in touch with the technician. Long came and realised there was a problem with the log in details. This was actually a relief because if it was my actual project that was a problem then the problem would take longer to resolve.

Change of Map

Initially I had placed my wonders in a circle but after some feedback from one of the lecturers that users may not be able to navigate easily in a circle and may miss out on viewing some of them I reorganised them into a straight line so they could be viewed one after the other and a lot easier to navigate the environment.